Where we are and where we will be

Where we are and where we will be
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Thursday, 14 February 2008

Who'se calling the tune, the piper or the people?

Interesting article in regent.net, a major regeneration and renewal organisation that operates throught the country. Its says

“England's towns and cities need more financial powers to improve local transport and housing, according to a think tank survey of business and city leaders.
The Centre for Cities (CfC) survey of council and business leaders showed overwhelming support in every English region for greater financial devolution, with only ten per cent supporting the status quo under which the majority of local funds are raised by central government”.

An interestingly different perspective from the Scottish Government who are taking away our tax raising power but more importantly tried to control what we do from the centre whilst claiming to do the very opposite

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Surgery Times

1st Wed @ Piershill Library, 30 Piershill Terrace.
2nd Wed @ Craigentinny Community Centre, Loaning Rd.
3rd Wed @ Duddingston Primary School, Duddingston Rd.

All 7:15pm -7:45pm

and the last Sat. Lochend YWCA, 198 Restalrig Road South
12noon -1pm

(no appointment needed, all during school terms)
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